Monday, May 18, 2015

Felt with the heart! {An Art Journal Page}

{My DT work for DS4J}

Hi again! As promised yesterday, I'm back to show you my latest artwork using Digistamps4Joy digi image. Our artist Riette has drawn five new digi images and they are now available in the shop.
The image I used is named Daisy Bucket. Click here for more info. 
Supplies: DS4j digi image, Kaisercraft brick template, Alpha gesso & modeling paste, Copic Sketch, Buncho watercolor, Versafine black ink pad, Staz-on brown ink pad, Micia brown ink pad,  Pelikan Krakelee Antique Varnish (crackle medium), quote by Helen Keller (computer generated), Carla Craft leave punch, black gel pen and paper serviette for texture 

Some up-close photos: 
 I used crackle medium for the pots and bricks to crack them up. 
Paper serviette is one medium I love using to create texture. Some punched leaves adhered and doodle for highlight. 
I have chosen a color palette by Colette from Cosmic Strawberry who picked bright summery colors. Isn't that lovely sunny colors?
I am also entering a new challenge hosted by Pamellia Johnson whom I came to know while commenting her wonderful creations. She created a new mixed media challenge named Anything But Cute which is full of awesome projects by her design team. Click here to have a look at their first challenge Vintage Garden.  
 I am also inspired by May Flowers challenge at The Mixed Media Challenge Blog. I love flowers and gardening so to speak. When I don't plant one in the garden, I plant one on paper :-) I think it's easier to do gardening on paper or canvas than doing it for real, lol. Well however I love gardening and spent a week or so reformatting my lawn back in January and maintain the greenery until we get torrential rain throughout April that leads me to sit indoor and play with paints than soil {smile}
Lastly I am heading to Frilly and Funkie to enter my artwork in their Snap, Crackle, Crackle! challenge.

That's it for today. I have had so much fun being messy lately and planning to continue the fun tonight if mojo doesn't fly away. 

Thank you for visiting me today and I truly appreciate the comments  you leave behind. Until the morning after, take care and have a nice day.

Hugs and smiles,


  1. love the brick texture and the sentiment

  2. Wow, what a beautiful journal page! Your brickwork is amazing, you achieved such a wonderful texture! The colour palette is such a perfect fit for a garden scene and I just love your sentiment and all the added foliage!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge and for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Snap, Crackle, Crackle' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  3. Asmah, I love your bricked garden! I agree that it is much easier to garden on paper than in the yard! Although, you have not made this lovely work of art look easy! Your colors are fabulous, and that brick wall is just yummy with all it's charming texture! And your leaves are punched????!!!! and then doodled to perfection! Very inspirational, and I'm so going to have to steal (borrow) that idea! (I never use my punches!).

    Thank you for your lovely comment about the Design Team's inspirational pieces!

    Thank you so much for linking this beauty up to our Vintage Garden challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs!

    Sara Emily, DT

  4. Wow! this is amazing Asmah! The brickwork looks so real. Thank you so much for playing along with my Cosmic Colours Challenge this month, I'm pleased you like the sunny colours :o)

  5. Wonderful texture and depth to the background, especially with those bricks! The little pails of flowers are my type of plant! Your colors do say sunny days are here. Awesome sauce! Love the details you have added to your leaves. And you are very kind regarding your comment about the DT work for Anything But Cute. Thanks!

    Thanks so much for joining in our first challenge, "Vintage Garden," at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki DT

  6. Wow Asmah....this is just beautiful! Looooove the colouring and such a gorgeous little scene!

  7. this is amazing, such depth and colour all going on here, love your creation, Ive accepted your friend request on facebook and im now following you here x

  8. Hi there Asmah, Oh my word this is amazing, I just love all the colouring, texture and design too.
    Huge Hugz from your newest follower Lorraine xx

  9. WOW Asmah love all the texture and crackle here. Thanks for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie!

  10. Gorgeous brickwork and fantastic choice of colors! Thank you for joining Vintage Garden at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT

  11. What a brick wall. You make a wonderful work. Love your colour combo.


  12. Great technique. this is beaituful. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

  13. Awesome art journal page. Love the textured brick background! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  14. Gorgeous project! Love all the texture. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  15. what a fantastic page! love all that great dimension. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  16. Hiya! And wow.. firstly I LOVE those bricks, with that colour and texture, so many little delights for the eyes to feast upon! Secondly, thank you for your sweet comment about our DT work :)
    Thanks for playing along at Anything But Cute xx
    Georgie xx


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